former territory inhabited by the Germanic Alemanni peoples

Alemannia, also spelt Alamannia was the land inhabited by the Germanic Alemanni, who expanded from the Main River basin during the 3rd century and settling on the left side of the Rhine River in the 4th century.[1]

3rd century–10th century
Alemannia (orange) and Upper Burgundy (green) in the 10th century
Alemannia (orange) and Upper Burgundy (green) in the 10th century
Historical eraMigration Period, Early Middle Ages
• Alemanni invades Germania
3rd century
• Under Frankish Empire
• Under Carolingian rule
• Under the Duchy of East Francia
• Under Holy Roman Empire
10th century
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia

History change

Alemannia was ruled by a Germanic king during the 4th to 5th centuries, Alamannia was later invaded and became a duchy of the Frankish Empire in the 6th century. In early 10th century, the Holy Roman Empire started to form under Conrad I of East Francia and the territory of Alamannia became the Duchy of Swabia.

Geography change

Alamannia existed near the Lake Constance, the Black Forest, the Alsace, and the Danube River basin. With border near Burgundy in the Aare River basin (now Aargau). The Alemanni people were very influential, they’re related to Alemannic German, French Alsace, German Baden and Swabia, German-speaking Switzerland and the Austrian Vorarlberg.[2]

Related pages change

References change

  1. Jonathan J. Arnold (2016). A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy. BRILL. p. 93. ISBN 978-9004-31376-7.
  2. Ian Wood (1998). Franks and Alamanni in the Merovingian Period: An Ethnographic Perspective. The Boydell Press. p. 33. ISBN 0-85115-723-8.